Welcome to Girlguiding Oxfordshire
With over 6,000 members, Girlguiding Oxfordshire is a thriving organisation, offering girls in the county the opportunity to build confidence, learn new skills and make friends for life in a unique, girls-only space.
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Abingdon and Wantage Guiders Volunteering for the Vale Award
On Saturday 11th October 2014, Girl Guiding Division Commissioner Sally Matthews, District Commissioner Pam Palmer, Cuide Leader and County International Advisor Wendy Faulkner and Brownie Leader Catherine Kramer were presented with Volunteering for the Vale Awards 'in recognition of our wonderful dedication and commitment to the youth of Wantage and Radley through our work with the Girl Guides'.
Remembrance Ceremonies attended by Guiding across County
Guiding members across the County have this morning attended Remembrance Sunday services to honour Oxfordshire's war dead.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.
Stanford in the Vale Brownies raise money for Defibrillator
1st Stanford in the Vale Brownies decided to hold a coffee and cakes event to fundraise, for a defibrillator. The girls sent out invites and posters, made by heart table decorations and baked cakes in preparation for the big day. They held an event during an extended unit meeting time.
BIG GIG Adventure
On Saturday 4th October 2014 Guides and Senior Section from all over the County went to the Big Gig Concert at Wembley Arena.
The BIG GIG is Girlguiding’s very own pop concert. It has been running for 11 years and has toured around a number of different venues in the UK. There are normally between 8-ten acts and in previous years these have included Olly Murs, JLS, Scouting for Girls, Pixie Lott, Dionne Bromfield, Ed Sheeran, The Wanted and many more.
Shiver me timbers!
International Cookery Competition
Congratulations to all those who took part in this year’s county international cookery competition. This year there were nine teams with cuisine from Mexico, China, Italy, Brazil, Hungry and Nicaragua. Everyone from the youngest guide to the mature members of the trefoil guild had fun working in small groups while cooking in the outdoors producing a two course meal.
Friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire
Girlguiding Oxfordshire is part of Girlguiding the largest voluntary organisation for girls and women in the UK which has been inexistence for over 100 years.
Friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire are seeking enthusiastic members from both inside and outside Guiding.
Their aim is to stimulate interest and support in Girlguiding Oxfordshire, whilst supporting members with finical assistance when required. You can find out more about friends of Girlguiding Oxfordshire including how to become a friend by completing the application form here.
Up and coming events for 2014
Friday February 21st Thinking Day Lunch followed by the AGM.
Friday May 2nd Bridge Drive at Eynsham Village Hall.
Oxfordshire Guides 200 Club is run by Girlguiding Oxfordshire. All proceeds from the draw, after provision of prizes and legitimate expenses is devoted to furthering the objects of Girlguiding Oxfordshire, most recently the money has been used towards the up keep of Jubilee House. Applications to join the scheme can be made by completing and returning the form found here.
Participation in the scheme is open to all members of the association, the Trefoil Guild and all Friends of Guiding, aged 18 and over, upon payment of the annual fee.
Can your unit fit "Just one more"?
Girlguiding UK’s current focus is on encouraging Leaders to do their bit to help us grow guiding by finding 'room for just one more'. Did you know that if every unit in Girlguiding UK increased in size by one more one girl, around 27,500 more girls would have access to everything guiding had to offer?
I've done something great with Guiding!
Have you done something great with Guiding recently? Or do you have something fabulous planned for the future?
Whether you’ve been on an exciting trip, welcomed a special visitor to a unit meeting, or even won an award, we want to hear about it!